My parents live out in the country near Holliday, TX (which is close to Wichita Falls, TX). Today my Dad took me out in the pasture where there was some old power equipment and oil field equipment. Read More
I had my camera with me when I was in Big Spring, TX, and on my lunch break, I decided to go through a drive-thru and get some food, then go exploring the downtown area. Even though the light is the worst for photography at noon, I decided to see what I could find anyway. Read More
A friend of mine asked me to take her kiddo’s picture so they could have a few pictures for Easter. It was a tough shoot since: a) I only shoot landscapes/non-living things, and b) he’s a little over 1 year old. I was getting free food out of the deal, plus it would give me a chance to practice shooting actual people.
We decided to go to the duck pond here in Midland to get some shots. When he got outside, it’s like he went deaf. He wouldn’t look at the camera no matter how many times you said his name, plus he would run straight for the water (especially if there were ducks there). A few times I was shooting consecutive shots hoping to get a good picture, then I would have to reach my arm out and grab him just before he fell in the pond.
Anyway, enough babbling about how difficult it was. This is my favorite shot from the shoot. There were some other good ones, but this one just really stood out to me.
I went out today, back home in Wichita Falls, TX, to take some pictures for PhotoSaturdays. It was around 4:30pm, and I got some good lighting thanks to the setting sun. I still can’t believe it’s setting so soon.
I’ve seen lots of photos that look like this:
After doing a little searching, I figured out that it’s steel wool. A few friends and I went out in the country to test it out. A pack of steel wool is around $3 at Lowe’s. You can’t get entertainment much cheaper than that!
This evening I headed out to Shafter Lake. I took some photos while walking on the lake. It was strange walking on the dried up lake because it felt like walking in gooey snow. The farther I went out, the deeper I began to sink. Read More
The other night I was practicing the drums, and once I was done the first thing I saw was a huge half moon. It was low to the horizon so I knew I had to hurry (since I left my camera at home. Argh). I grabbed my camera and headed out of town to get a clear picture. By the time I got to where there were no obstructions, the moon had already disappeared below the horizon.
I decided to keep going down Holiday Hill Road, and was glad I did. On the side of the road was a piece of tire that was on fire (I couldn’t figure out how to say that without making it rhyme.).